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Obituary for Glenn R. Beckley

Glenn R.  Beckley
Glenn Ramon Beckley of Middleburg, FL went home to be with his Lord Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the age of 89. He was born to the late Albert A. and Mary (nee Ashbery) Beckley on July 4, 1929 in Cheektowaga, NY.

Growing up in Delevan, Glenn had to stop going to school in the 8th grade to help his widowed mother on the family farm. In his early adult years, he worked as a railroad brakeman and an insurance salesman until he finally followed his dream of opening a restaurant. In 1970, he became the proud co-owner of the Yankee Doodle Drive-In Restaurant in Yorkshire, New York alongside his wife, Patricia. He never knew a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand or invite anyone in need into the back of the store to feed them a good meal or provide shelter during a snowstorm. After the restaurant was sold, Glenn and Patricia moved to New Jersey where they proudly graduated from the Institute of Biblical Studies. After graduation, they made great friends and remained in New Jersey working for the Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry until they retired to Lakeland, Florida. Each summer they returned to New York to camp with friends at Odosagih Bible Conference until their health would no longer allow them to make the trip.

His wife, Patricia “Pat” (nee Hoadley) Beckley whom he married on March 26, 1949 in South Buffalo, NY, passed away on October 28, 2018. Glenn died of a broken heart a mere ten days later.

He is survived by his children: Daniel (Marilyn) Beckley of East Concord, Linda (Robert) Arnold of Middleburg, FL, and Patricia Miller of Suffolk, VA; his daughter-in-law: Bambi Beckley of North Port, FL and also survived by 15 grandchildren: Vicky Sanders, Daniel (Gina) Beckley Jr., Heidi Jo Holt (Timothy) Pike, James (Michelle) Beckley, Jeffrey Beckley, Robert (Jenette) Arnold, Jr., Daniel (Melissa) Arnold, Elizabeth (Edward) Baldwin, Heather (David) Brenna, Heidi Miller, Michael (Kristie) Miller II, Hannah, Haley, David, and Jonathan Miller, 24 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his son - Earl Beckley; his siblings: Bill Beckley, Robert Beckley, Dorothy Mosack, and Loretta Benson.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be held in Delevan Cemetery, Delevan.

The family suggests memorials be made to Odosagih Bible Conference and Retreat Center at Odosagih.org.
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